I have a precious little book, published in the 1950’s called The Life of Little Saint Placid, originally in French, by Mother Geneviève Gallois.
I had long hoped that it would be republished.
IT HAS BEEN!
St. Augustine Academy Press, who made the truly stunning book about Holy Mass in the traditional Roman Rite, obtained permission to republish the lovely little book. I have an ad for the Press on the sidebar.
The back story.
A sister named Placida went to Mother Geneviève and asked her to draw her a picture. Mother drew 104 and thus the book was born.
It is a work of deep spiritual value and nearly painful charm.
Mother Genevieve, who had come from an extremely anti-clerical background, was a talented painter. She had bad health and a hard time when at 23 she entered the convent of the Les Bénédictines de la rue Monsieur (20 rue Monsieur in the 7e arrondissement). She wound up being a novice for 22 year, in fact.
Here is the new printing, in paperback, however.
And because we are at the threshold of Christmas.